Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:14 am
Man sues Oprah over trail access in Colorado
Retired physicist Charles D. Goodman claims Winfrey's Yellow Brick Road company, the property's former owners and the town of Mountain Village made a secret deal to close access to the trails that cut across the property purchased for $10.9 million in March.
The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/1v9yiQQ ) reported Thursday that the former owners, Hoyt and Carol Barnett, asked for a correction to property records shortly before selling the land.
Goodman says that erased easements allowing the public to use the trails. Mountain Village denies the accusation. A Yellow Brick Road spokeswoman says it will work to ensure "reasonable" access for neighbors over portions of the land.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com